Education and Youth
Graduate to Employment (GTE)
Graduate to Employment (GTE) is a new & unique job training program for students, ages 16-21, who do not plan on attending college at this time, but would like to go directly to the workforce.
Project Ready addresses educational inequality by providing students in 9th thru 12th grades with the academic, social, and cultural support essential for success in college. Through student cohorts, we are able to provide intensive academic support through workshops that aim to support students’ eligibility for college matriculation and their ability to continue in college once enrolled. Additionally, we endeavor to support students in identifying, applying for, and maximizing financial aid from all sources.
Adopt-A-School – Oliver Wendell Holmes School
As part of the Milwaukee Urban League’s mission to improve academic achievement and social growth among students in the community, we have adopted Oliver Wendell Holmes School located at 2463 North Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
Since fall 2017 the League’s Education Department has worked closely with Oliver Wendell Holmes’ principal Mr. Patrick Chapman. We have partnered on initiatives to encourage students to excel in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based academics, utilizing the resources of the League and its partners. We are equally committed to providing educational and social support to their families.
Given MUL’s history, the agency aspires to promote the value of civic engagement and entrepreneurship through our annual Youth Summit for over 100 students. It features guest speakers and culminates in a laptop award presentation college-bound high school seniors. Through interactive events and activities, Summit participants collaborate with each other, develop leadership and civic engagement skills, and increase business & financial readiness.
Equity and Excellence Project
Acknowledging that education is key to economic sustainability among youth from low income households, MUL through the National Urban League’s Equity and Excellence Project, has brought over eighty community stakeholders to the table to discuss and develop an initiative to secure equity in access to opportunities and better futures for all youth in the Milwaukee area, particularly those most often left behind.